Officer Thomas Joseph Szafranski

Officer Thomas Joseph Szafranski

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, May 24, 1981

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Thomas Joseph Szafranski

Officer Thomas Szafranski was shot and killed by a sniper with a high-powered rifle while sitting in his patrol car near Davis Street and Sixth Street.

The sniper shot him in the head in the unprovoked attack. The suspect was sentenced to death and executed on March 24th, 1998.

Officer Szafranski had served with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for six years.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Executed in 1998

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Officer Szafranski,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jacksonville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 24, 2021

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